IGS GENETIC EVALUATION

The IGS Genetic Evaluation system for Shorthorn Beef is nearing a conclusion, with an expected changeover by 10thApril 2020 at the latest.

This means that Shorthorn Beef will be making the switch to publishing IGS EPD’s by that date, rather than the Shorthorn Group Breedplan EBV’s.

New pages full of information regarding the new IGS system will be loaded to the website later this week, so please check back at www.shorthornbeef.com.au for more details.

A short video describing the animal search pages for the new CGen IGS EPD and Registry system has also been loaded to the Shorthorn Beef website.

The final extract of Shorthorn Beef data is expected on March 30th, so members will NOT be able to submit performance data to Breedplan or complete online registrations as usual. Members should either consider sending their registrations and performance data to Shorthorn Beef for processing or wait until they are able to complete this with the online CGen platform themselves.

Members can send any registration or performance records to

Members who require a data extract of their current Breedplan data, should download or request this as soon as possible, certainly before March 31st

It is expected that the CGen online system will report IGS EPD’s on all animals currently recorded within the system, however there will be newer animals added to the system with the final ABRI extract. CGen will be reporting full EPD’s on all animals from the IGS Production run by 14th April.

The IGS evaluation is a weekly evaluation, so any new registrations and data records submitted will return EPD’s and $Indexes quite quickly.

Shorthorn Beef will continue to provide updates over the next few weeks. If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact Graham Winnell at

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About Shorthorn

The Shorthorn breed is truly unique, from their distinctive roan colour, to their rich breed history and most importantly, the wonderful community of breeders, there is nothing else quite like a Shorthorn.

The key to the Shorthorn breeds advantage lies in their balanced genetic profile, driven by market participation that has been developed and refined, after more than 200 years of genetic selection under Australian conditions.

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